naked

naked
na|ked
S3 [ˈneıkıd] adj
[: Old English; Origin: nacod]
1.) not wearing any clothes or not covered by clothes
= ↑nude
→↑bare
The children ran naked through the yard.
a picture of a naked man
They found the body lying half naked in the grass.
The governor ordered the prisoner to be stripped naked and whipped.
stark naked also buck naked/naked as a jaybird
AmE (=completely naked)
2.) the naked eye
if you can see something with the naked eye, you can see it without using anything to help you, such as a ↑telescope
visible to/with the naked eye
The mite is just visible to the naked eye.
Through his telescope he could see millions of stars that were invisible to the naked eye .
3.) weak and unable to protect yourself
Standing in front on his first day of teaching, Brad felt completely naked .
4.) naked truth/self-interest/aggression etc
truth, ↑self-interest, ↑aggression etc that is not hidden and is shocking
The President condemned the invasion as an act of naked aggression.
5.) naked light/flame/sword etc
a light, flame etc that is not enclosed by a cover
A naked light bulb dangled from the ceiling.
>nakedly adv
>nakedness n [U]

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Naked — Na ked (n[=a] k[e^]d), a. [AS. nacod; akin to D. naakt, G. nackt, OHG. nacchot, nahhot, Icel. n[ o]kvi[eth]r, nakinn, Sw. naken, Dan. n[ o]gen, Goth. naqa[thorn]s, Lith. n[*u]gas, Russ. nagii, L. nudus, Skr. nagna. [root]266. Cf. {Nude}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • naked — (adj.) O.E. nacod nude, bare; empty, also not fully clothed, from P.Gmc. *nakwathaz (Cf. O.Fris. nakad, M.Du. naket, Du. naakt, O.H.G. nackot, Ger. nackt, O.N. nökkviðr, O.Swed. nakuþer, Goth. naqaþs naked ), from PIE root …   Etymology dictionary

  • naked — [nā′kid] adj. [ME < OE nacod, akin to Ger nackt < IE base * nogw , naked > Sans nagná , L nudus] 1. a) completely unclothed; bare; nude b) uncovered; exposed: said of parts of the body 2. lacking clothing, means of support, etc.;… …   English World dictionary

  • Naked II — Live album by Golden Earring Released November 9, 1997 …   Wikipedia

  • naked — ► ADJECTIVE 1) without clothes. 2) (of an object) without the usual covering or protection. 3) not concealed; undisguised: naked aggression. 4) exposed to harm; vulnerable. ● the naked eye Cf. ↑the naked eye …   English terms dictionary

  • Naked — ist der (Original )Titel eines Liedes von Falco, das auf dem Album Out of the Dark (Into the Light) enthalten ist eines Spielfilms von Mike Leigh – siehe Nackt (1993) eines Buches von David Sedaris – siehe Nackt (Roman) Siehe auch:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Naked — 200px Ficha técnica Dirección Mike Leigh Guion Mike Leigh Música Andrew Dickson …   Wikipedia Español

  • naked — na·ked adj 1: characterized by the lack of an interest or of exclusive control, use, or possession 2: not backed by the option writer s ownership of the commodity, the contract for the commodity, or the security Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of… …   Law dictionary

  • naked — [adj1] without covering au naturel, bald, bare, bared, bare skinned, barren, defenseless, denuded, disrobed, divested, exposed, helpless, in birthday suit*, in dishabille*, in the altogether*, in the buff*, in the raw*, leafless, natural, nude,… …   New thesaurus

  • naked of — ► naked of devoid of. Main Entry: ↑naked …   English terms dictionary

  • Naked —    Comédie dramatique de Mike Leigh, avec David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp, Katrin Cartlidge, Claire Skinner.   Pays: Grande Bretagne   Date de sortie: 1993   Technique: couleurs   Durée: 2 h 06   Prix: Prix de la mise en scène, Cannes (1993)… …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

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